An Essay on Colophons: With Specimens and Translations

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Caxton Club, 1905 - Books - 198 pages
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Page 14 - God has deigned with so lofty a light of genius and free gift to prefer and render illustrious above all other nations of the earth, without help of reed, stilus, or pen, but by the wondrous agreement, proportion, and harmony of punches and types, has been printed and finished.
Page 121 - Darthur | notwythstondyng it treateth of the byrth | lyf | and actes of the sayd kyng Arthur | of his noble knyghtes of the rounde table | theyr mervayllous enquestes and aduentures | thachyeuynge of the sangreal | and in thende the dolorous deth & departyng out of thys world of them al...
Page 120 - I praye you all jentylmen and jentylwymmen that redeth this book of Arthur and his knyghtes from the begynnyng to the endynge, praye for me whyle I am on lyve that God sende me good delyveraunce. And whan I am deed, I praye you all praye for my soule.
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Page 120 - I praye you all praye for my soule for this book was ended the ix yere of the reygne of kyng edward the fourth by syr Thomas Maleore knyght as Ihesu helpe hym for hys grete myght as he is the seruaunt of Ihesu bothe day and nyght.
Page i - The publication committee of the Caxton Club certifies that this copy of "The Frankfort book fair" is one of an edition consisting of three hundred copies on English handmade paper and three copies on imperial Japanese paper, printed from type, and completed in the month of January, 1911.
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